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. it was downgraded to a category 3. state leaders are still not taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it coul
way from 121 down towards the split. our next stop 66 headed eastbound in virginia. all clear, nice and green. you're moving at speed here through centreville and ending with a glance at 95 headed southbound. near the thornburg area we're getting word of some brush fires taking away some lanes for drivers right before route 3. you're definitely going to want to watch for crews. my advice, avoid this if you can. 95 and thornburg avoid it if you can. >>> hurricane earl is continuing to spin towards the east coast. it's forecast to at least graze north carolina's outer banks or more late thursday but virginia's governor isn't taking any chances. governor bob mcdonnell will declare an emergency later this morning. 9news now's kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: well current forecast put the eye of the storm hitting just about 200 miles east of virginia beach but governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he wants to go ahead and declare an emergency today just in case earl comes closer to making landfall so the national guard and state manual personnel have enough time to
and the springfield exit. looks good on 66 and 95 in virginia. 95 maryland, lingering goldwork, but it will not get anything to your travel. leaving the beltway and southbound into colombia, still getting the green light even with the lingering construction. no issues on the green lettuce, a total, 66, 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> getting ready for hurricane earl, the category 4 is not expected to make landfall in the u.s., but state leaders are not taking chances. watches and warnings are in effect up and down the east coast. >> de virginia a's government will declare an emergency so that local agencies can be ready photograph happens. courtney robinson has the latest. >> many officials do not want residents or beach goers to be caught off guard, which is why we are seeing what is put into place. fema is deploying teams from the carolinas to main. north carolina does have a hurricane watch in place. virginia gov. bob mcdonnell will declare a state of emergency today. the hurricane greatest the caribbean islands, leaving damage, but no deaths or injuries. earl is over the open ocean now and
in, in the next half hour. hey, virginia it's 66 headed eastbound you're already slow. from 50 over to 153 that's plus five minutes and that is growing and let's look at some 90s now. video, this is from yesterday. this is the scene out on 95 southbound near -- or after thornburg and this is a tractor- trailer that was on fire as you can see it sparked some brush fires in the area. we're still dealing with this problem this morning. in fact, crews still on the scene this morning taking away lanes as needed. so expect to slowdown. we're not seeing delays anything like this right now and expect to slowdown crossing over thornburg right before route 3. i'll send it back to peggy. >>> at top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. mid east peace talks come to washington. it's the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >>> ground breaking today for a new home for the national cancer institute. it's off shady grove road in rockville, maryland. eventually it will house 2100 workers. >>> the dramatic candidate for mayor in d.c. take part in a debate today. it's
. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. courtney robinson is live in a satellite center with more details. what is the latest? >> a hurricane watch is in place for n.c. and virginia coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blue through the caribbean at 135 miles an hour, ves off andh roof leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly pressing the outer banks of north carolina. officials are preparing. many beachgoers are evacua
from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane watch. the watch has been extended. don't be surprised if later today, it is not extended further north up into maryland, maybe new jersey, up into southern new england later this afternoon. 125miles per hour. that makes it a category three storm. it has lost a little steam overnight. still a very formidable, very powerful hurricane. so tracking off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. it will be just off outer banks by overnight thursday into friday morning. so we'll see how things start to go downhill here over the next couple of days. for us, just a hot one. right now, we are in the 70s. 76 at reagan national. 70 in baltimore. 71 for you in ocean city. our forecast is easy. lots of sunshine. it will be hot this afternoon with highs back in the middle 90s. 95 intown. 96 in waldorf. 94, one of the coole
under way in parts of north carolina. prep rigs are under way from delaware, maryland and virginia's beaches down the eastern seaboard. laura evans has the latest developments. >> reporter: hurricane earl pushing through the area with high winds slamming the dominican republic. all is calm along the u.s. mid- atlantic beaches but that is about to change. earl is already making himself known along the coast with very rough water. in ocean city, he is churning huge riptides. >> we have a heighten awareness and should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation effort, actions for the city as a whole. >> we'll adjust the swimming regulation as cordingly. we'll limit people going into the water up to knee deep. >> reporter: the vicious riptides have already prompted hundreds of rescues. the water looks calm buts that proven to be very dangerous. one woman may have been paralyzed by the injuries she suffered. >> you feel the current. >> it was pulling me. you could feel it pulling you back into the ocean. >> hopefully, we'll be safe and sound and people will able to come down to t
you have an emergency plan? >> meanwhile, virginia governor mcdonald plans to declare an emergency in the commonwealth. that will allow the national guard and the state emergency personnel to have enough time to get in place, should the hurricane change course. hurricane watches have been issued for virginia. art howard has been looking at the maps and has the latest. howard? >> let's reiterate. yes, it's category 3, 125 miles per hour sustained wind. it's a little weaker but still a major hurricane. here's the hurricane warnings in eastern north carolina and you can see the entire outer banks to the state line. now, around here, hurricane -- south open but tidewater, norfolk and hampton roads up have to watch out. this is likely to be upgrade to a tropical storm warning, maybe tonight or tomorrow, as we get closer 24 hours out. those are the warnings as they stand now. the hurricane itself is well defined, impressive looking, color enhanced, you can see the clouds wrapping around the center. it has a chance to get stronger moving north and east. on 9 futurecast, you can see the st
this morning gov. bob mcdonnell declared a state of emergency in virginia. a hurricane warning was issued for the entire north carolina coast within the hour. evacuation's are underway there already. the storm has battered beaches in the caribbean already. we will get the latest on the storm track from adam caskey in a moment. first, courtney robinson has more on a last-minute preparations up and down the east coast. >> hurricane earl churns up the atlantic, residents in the carolinas are bracing for a whatever this massive storm will bring. >> time for the big one. >> hurricane watches are in place in north carolina and virginia. vacationers began to evacuate the outer banks this morning and others are stocking up. on on long island people are securing supplies to battle begins. on cape cod there taking notes out of the water and lodging for dangerous rip currents in ocean city that it already had lifeguards disease. >> it was scary. i never thought i would be in that position. i was scared. but they got me on it. >> emergency crews worry about this. 135 mile per marlihour winds. thousan
backups into tomorrow. the virginia state police say a tire on a tractor trailer blew out as that truck was traveling along the highway south of fredericksburg. it was near route 606. the tractor trailer ran into a guardrail and then hit several trees before it flipped over and burst into flames. the driver of that truck was killed. his identity has not yet been released. state police say the crash cleanup will continue tomorrow. >>> police in montgomery county went door to door tonight. they're passing out flyers after an elderly woman was sexually assaulted in a senior living facility. the attack happened a week and a half ago at the churchill senior living center in germantown. police say an 86-year-old woman was asleep in her bed when the man climbed through the window and assaulted her. just two months ago another woman was assaulted inside her ground floor apartment right across the street. police are not yet saying whether the two cases are related. >>> a woodbridge, virginia, man remains in jail after police say he took pictures of women's skirts at the potomac mills mall. polic
been extended to include the virginia coastline. the storm has weakened. but let's go to vipir. first a quick look at hurricane watch. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, virginia, under a hurricane watch. don't be surprised if this doesn't get extended up into new jersey this afternoon. now to vipir. let's take a look the at storm -- at the storm, maximum winds 125, gusts over 140 and charging off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. likely to keep this intensity as it approaching the carolina coastline overnight thursday and into friday morning and then charge up the coast during the day on friday. so watch this carefully over the next couple of days. locally we're doing fine. today is going to be another hot, sunny day with afternoon high temperatures back into the 90s. currently we're 76 degrees at reagan national. humidity 65%. winds shifting later out of the south here at about 5 miles per hour. but all in all, not a bad day. 95 degrees the afternoon high with a lot of sunshine. one more hot afternoon and then we'll start a cooldown which will include 80s this w
a dangerous storm. and we have team fox coverage. steve harrigan in virginia beach. jonathan serrie in kill devil hills, north carolina. first to the chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center. rick, have you been saying it's going to lessen in intensity and it has. >> yeah. take that right-hand turn which is also good news. all of our graphics located because this information comes out and take as second to get that going. this is a look at earl here. one other thing come out in the advisory to me is a little more interesting is calling the movement at 10 degrees instead of dew north. earlier 355 we were saying and dew north. slight easterly jog and that's what you want to see in the direction of this. so we still have a hurricane advisory going on. we have our warnings in effect in the north carolina, virginia border down towards bogue inlet. we will see likely hurricane wind gusts going through here and also winds coming out of the north. that is going to cause for overwash of those roads and this outer bank area. but, from the sound side, not necessarily from t
of maryland and virginia, but some tourists refuse to let hurricane earl ruin their fun in the sun. >> our 18th year here and i'm not ready to photo new york and get in the routine. >> reporter: red cross shelters are set up for those that don't have a place to ride out the storm? a shelter is never the best place to live in but we will make sure they have a place to sleep, are dry and have food to eat. >> reporter: supplies they hope won't be needed this time around. karen brown, cbs news, north carolina. >> hurricane earl's arrival has affected rail travel along the east coast. amtrak says it will close the route used by some regional trains in virginia, specifically the routes for the tide water area which take riders to new port news and hampton roads area. down load our free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. click on weather. >>> investors on wall street enjoy a triple dig rally while british petroleum continues the efforts to try to clean up its image. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. no problems traveling from the eastern shore to washington but we have early morning tieups to tell yo
to the virginia coast. news 4 midday begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. it's wednesday, the 1st of september, 2010. hurricane earl is barreling toward the east coast. bob mcdonnell has declared an emergency today. right now the storm has set its aim on north carolina. some tourists along the outer banks have been evacuated. more evacuation orders are possible as earl approaches. earl has been downgraded it a category 3 storm, but it's still a potentially powerful hurricane. we begin our coverage with tom kierein who has been tracking the storm for days. >> it did weaken a little bit overnight and that's good news and also the track changed overnight. the forecast track from the tropical depreks center coming up here, right now as we take a look at this view over the last 12 hours, this is a live view from the beach. there are clouds developing ands surf is not too bad. beautiful first day of september there for now, but this same scene by thursday afternoon and evening and into friday is going to be all different because there is earl. you can see sort of a
as it was a few hours ago. want to mention a hurricane watch has now been extended for the virginia coastline up to just south and east of ocean city. let's get to local weather. we are mild. 77degrees. humidity, 64%. winds are out of the south and west at five miles per hour. pressure down a little bit. this area of happen that has been giving us the heat starting to break down. winds will shift a little bit today. this will be the last day of extreme heat as we get into tomorrow and particularly friday. things will start to cool off a little bit as earl approaches here. one more hot afternoon. 95degrees. only a code orange air quality. that is a little better than yesterday. >> earl will cool things down for us toward the end of the week. >> the cool front will cool us down. more on that in a minute. >> okay. >> let's get a look at traffic with lauren demarco. >> right now, light volume helping us out. can you take a live look out there at 66 courtesy of trafficland as you head inbound. no problems through manassas approaching route 50 fair oaks. we have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking
to watch for it near falls road and that's going southbound. in virginia 66, overall okay on. coming out of manassas making your way inside the belt away. 395 heading northbound. no problem. drivers moving at a good pace. making their way past the duke exit. and before this we're tracking 95 and so far so good. we're still looking at about that one hour drive to get out of fredericksburg continuing towards the springfield interchange. back to you. >>> we've been talking about earl. from north carolina to maine residents up and down the east coast are being warned to keep a close eye on hurricane earl. the professional category 4 storm is barreling towards the u.s. packing 135 miles per hour winds. right now, forecasters say it has a chance of taking two very different paths. it could either make a direct its had or give the coast a blow. earl has already damaged homes on the carribean. several tourists have already decided to change their labor day plans. >> if it's going to come this way and if it makes landfall, yeah, we'll leave. >> i'm not going to come to the beach this weekend. it
's arrival. but north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hills on the outer banks. >> reporter: calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need recognize they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> reporter: north carolina's outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i guess we'll be all right. >> reporter: evacuations orders are already in effect on okracoke island. more are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many aren't waiting for orders, already pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the sto
obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
. >> with elections creeper closer political parties are out in full force. democrats in virginia hit the pavement today trying to gain support. former virginia governor tim mccain join connolly going door- to-door to spread their message. a lot is at stake and his party can get the job done. >> you can't turn around the worst recession in 80 years in 18 months. i wish you could. but we god knows have been trying. the only side's other answer is no. >> no. >> the candidates kick off the dmc grassroots campaign to mobilize voters this election year. >> still no cause after a truck slammed into a restaurant in false church. police say the driver lost control and collided into this meat in a box on south washington sending brick tumbling down and left the window cracked. no one was inside the restaurant and the driver we're told will be okay. >> the call to save a burning home in northeast washington, d.c. came too late. this is what firefighters saw when they arrived on the scene. show you that video. it was on minnesota avenue this morning. you can see flames shooting into the air. smoke pouring ou
from virginia beach. >> reporter: we're here where they're still plucking people out of the water from hurricane danielle and the rip currents and waves that that storm generated. hurricane watches are posted for this area and evacuations in some areas under way already. we'll have the latest forecast track on hurricane earl and the most news in the morning continues. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. storm preparations are under way right now all along the east coast with hurricane earl fast approaching. earl is passing near the turks and caicos islands this morning. it's just been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane with 125-mile-an-hour winds. still pretty fast. >> oh, yeah. north carolina is on notice because of earl. authorities have ordered tourists and people living there to leave the barrier islands. one of them is accessible only by ferry. also cape look outnational seashore. earl is on track to brush by the carolina coast by tomorrow night and the hurricane watch is up along the outer banks as well. >> fema is urging people to stock up on supplies and have an
the virginia-north carolina border. here is the radar monitoring the progress. heavy rain is getting to the outer banks. the center of the storm is simply to the south and east of ocean city where high winds and rough surf and a showery weather is expected. if it takes a turn to the east, we will avoid some tougher whether. >> we will check back with you in a couple of minutes. in addition, you can follow in a hurricane at wbaltv.com. we also want to let you know, starting tomorrow, we will have live coverage from ocean city as maryland gets ready for earl. after more than seven years of war, president barack obama made the end to the u.s. combat in iraq officials today. obama was quick to point out that this was not a victory speech. >> the president's speech from the oval office last about 15 minutes. thousands watch as he made the monumental announcement, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the years since the war began. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. >> as the president made the formal announcement, hundreds of hundreds -- hundreds of thousands of homeless and
of emergency is expected in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >>> we have much more still ahead this morning as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 2nd, 2010 as we get a live look over our nation's capital off in the distance there you see the washington monument. we are dealing with hot temperatures in our area. the coastal areas bracing for hurricane earl. my pal tucker barnes is here to kind of bring us up to date on all of that stuff. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, friend. >> lots going on. let's take a look at vipir and give you the latest on hurricane earl. look at that, an incredibly powerful hurricane. winds 140 miles per hour, gusts over 155. this is a very, very powerful storm. pressure has been falling during the last several hours. likely to maintain its intensity as it approached the north carolina coastline during the overnight hours tonight. we are about 18 to 24 hours away tray possible landfall. looks like it will just scoot along the coast but it could be too close to call. could make a bri
that to you, brian . >> preparations are underway from virginia, maryland and down the eastern seaboard beaches. laura evans is monitoring in the hurricane center tonight. >> reporter: let's take a look at some of the damage that's happened in saint thomas island. trees and power lines down all over the islands there. there's no cell phone service, electricity, running water, and curfews are in effect right now. with the clean-up there, hurricane earl is headed to the east coast as you heard sue say. the damage is not expected to be anywhere what it was in saint thomas but it's bringing dangerous conditions to the del marba beaches. hurricane earl pushing through the caribbean with high winds and fierce waves slamming the coast of the dominican republic. at least 200 people have been evacuated. meanwhile, all is calm along the us's mid atlantic beaches but that's about to change earl is making himself known along the coast with rough water. he's turning huge rip tides. >> should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation efforts for the city as a whole. >> we'll adjust the swimmi
that with a guest from "the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first confere
northeastwards towards the north carolina, virginia border including sounds and always evacuation ordered here for ocracoke and visitors on hatteras island and people here are keeping close eye on the path of the storm. >> i think everybody's concerned. you know, the storm is coming and it's big enough. if it gets a little farther west, hey, we could have some problems. >> it's just another storm. he said 20 years ago it was like that. so maybe we'll get lucky. >> but, tamron, the thing is you don't even need this to make landfall. hurricane force winds stretch out 90 miles from the center and tropical storm extend 200 miles from the center. we could still feel significant impacts. >> we just got a picture of president obama in a briefing with fema administrator craig fugate and they were talking about preparations being made in advance of hurricane earl. so, obviously, this storm is being discussed at the highest level at the white house as a precaution. >> and i actually spoke with craig fugate this morning on "wake up with al" this morning and i was very impress woued wi me. he said all the
supplies. also, virginia coast, also on hurricane watch now, the navy as well getting ready. they are moving a destroyer out to calmer waters right outer loop p trying to get out of earl's way. rob marciano is there for news virginia beach for us now. rob, tell us the best you can tell us about when it might get to where you are and other people are along the coast and are we talking about a direct hit just yet? >> well, that's a possibility. it has been possibility the whole time, t.j. what we have been hoping for really hasn't happened. we have been hoping for more easterly progression of the forecast track. it keeps getting shifted to the west ask that means that north carolina, virginia, and the delmarva, and the northeast haven't been taken out of that forecasting margin of error, cone of uncertainty. it is a possibility to get a direct hit. even if that major hurricane gets within 50 miles of the coastline, or 100 miles of the coastline, that's going to put some hurt on virginia and chesapeake bay area and certainly the outer banks which you mentioned has some evacuati
because of the heat in the region this day. take a look down to the south. state of virginia is now put hurricane watch in effect for their border all the way up to the border of maryland. earl at 5:00 was downgraded to cat 3 storm. winds from 145 to 127 but the computer is positive it's going back to cat 4 as it hits the warm gulf stream. we'll see winds increase again to 140 miles per hour at the 11:00 update. remember everything i'm telling you is from 5:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. we're starting, though, to move the cone of the projected cone of travel a bit offshore. let's take a closer look at this. the grays, the glancing blow is going to be the north carolina the outer banks, if you will. yesterday that yellow wall, i think that red wall, if you will, but kind over the dome. what i'm getting ready to show you is called the spaghetti model. this is really cool. here is earl. what you're saying, we'll go back to that in just a second. what you're seeing right here is all the computer models on one display you can see if they're trending in the same direction. the trend is a bit offshore on
. the state of emergency is in effect in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> as we've seen with some recent storms, you get 40, 50- mile an hour winds, you could do some damage. >> absolutely. >> there is a live look outside. 77degrees for us but shoot, we've seen about 40-mile per hour winds without a hurricane here. >> some of the big thunderstorms, we had 60, 70- mile we are hour winds. you are talking 140-mile per hour winds with gusts over 160 miles per hour. this is a very big storm. let's get to it. we'll talk local weather first. i will give you the latest with earl. 77degrees as gurvir mentioned. annapolis, 77. 73 in fredericksburg. 68 in frederick. 66 in martinsburg. lets agive you latest here and let's get to it. satellite-radar, showing you we have some very quiet conditions across the washington area. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll await the arrival of some of the cloud cover associated with earl here pushing in from the south and southeast. you can see we'll get a little bit of cloud cover. that will hold temperatures back a degree or two. cold front out to t
of earl's arrival. north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hill. >> calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> north carolina outer banks will like lie be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i
, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of the east coast. our team is portioned across the storm path. and we start with sam in north carolina. >> good mor
. the governor of virginia plans to declare a state of emergency in his state later today. >>> and even a slight change in the storm's track could make an enormous difference. >> with the latest on the path, we're joined by accuweather's jeanette calle. hi, jeannette. >> good morning, rob and mike. we're keeping an eye on earl, which is a major hurricane. it is continuing to track to the northwest at about 14 miles per hour. it is north of his pan nola. but is it going to run east of the bahamas. there is a tropical storm warning in effect for the turks and caicos islands. behind earl, we have fiona, which is moving westward, set to impact the leeward islands today, with tropical storm force winds and rainfall. here's the forecast eye path with hurricane earl. it's going to be approaching the southeast coast throughout the day today. so, expect to see dangerous rip currents, anywhere from coastal florida to coastal areas of south carolina. a hurricane watch was issued for those areas north of surf city, north carolina, into the north carolina/virginia border. and it's going to make its closest a
. it was later in september that year when hurricane isabel took aim at the mid-atlantic. she blasted virginia beach towns before moving inland and weakening to a tropical storm. normally that would be a good thing but not considering the size of the storm. even though it's center was moving across western maryland and pennsylvania, its circulation was pushing water back up the bay causing epic flooding, from annapolis to downtown baltimore. people were wading or paddling just to try to get around. >>> now we want you to know that you can get the latest on earl's path on our website, abc2news.com. we're going to have up-to-the-minute forecasts and the latest updates from everyone that earl has an impact. state with abc 2 news throughout the week. we'll have live team coverage starting thursday until after earl has passed us by. >>> in other news tonight, baltimore city police and firefighter unions are sounding the alarm or pension dispute. the unions are holding rallies including one tonight downtown. members say they'll continue to protect baltimore even if city officials, in their words, ha
is in effect from bogue inlet, north carolina, to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from cape henlopen, delaware, and also includes martha's vineyard. karen brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those mandatory evacuation orders for known nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little disappointed instead of washed away or something. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could reach north carolina late tonight or early friday before rolling up the east coast. watches and warnings stretch all the way to cape cod, massachusetts. while earl is expected to stay offshore, as it makes its way north, a slight shift could put millions in harm's way. >> that's why it's important to take the time now while the skies are clear and weather
understand the frustration of the senators from virginia and their inability to obtain a more complete rationale and plan for the pentagon's proposed actions. the secretaries in tend to reduce duplication, overhead, and excess in the department of defense is commendable, but his action should be supported by an open process, which includes detailed analysis and full consideration of opposing views. we again thank witnesses for their presence here this morning. we look forward to their testimony, and i call upon senator mccain. >> thank you. i thank the distinguished witnesses for being here this morning and their service to the nation. secretary gates announced a series of initiatives in august to improve the inefficiency of the department of defense. as part of this initiative, he also passed dr. carter to improve the department's buying power through a plate it acquires critical goods and services in order to stop runaway costs, growth, and program delays. we look forward to hearing from dr. carter of the initial procesprogress he is making. i'd in both these initiatives are coming a
in virginia today about some important parts of health care reform that kick in tomorrow. >> number one, paul already mentioned, the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. number two, pre-existing conditions for children. number three, we are going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer, that they can stay on their parents' health insurance up the age of 26. number four, you're going to be able to choose your doctor and not have to go through some network in an emergency situation. >> well, apparently that is not all true. item two, health care could have aren't for children with pre-existing conditions has now hit a snag. some major health insurance companies have chosen to stop selling children-only policies in states like california, illinois, florida and connecticut. is there anything lawmakers can do to fix that snag? congresswoman loretta sanchez, democratic, california, joins us from capitol hill. congresswoman, you know, the biggest selling point to the middle class, it is fair to say, not just t
along the east coast it is now a big game of wait and see for hurricane earl. the governor of virginia is set to declare a state of emergency in his state today. and in north carolina, hundreds of residents living on the outer banks have been ordered to evacuate as the cat 4 storm approaches. the governor gave this warning to residents. >> any person who lives on the coast of north carolina, or any person who has reason to think the storm track might go over their house, ought to go out and gather up those supplies, put them in that water-tight box. it doesn't cost a lot to buy batteries and snacks and water to get through three or four days. medicine if you need it. evacuation plans if the worst should happen. but only we can take care of ourselves. we have all of the players from the most remote part of north carolina to the most urban part all on ready. we're set. and when the hurricane hits we can go. >> tense days ahead for those folks. not since hurricane bob in 1991 has such a powerful storm had such a large swath of the east coast in its sights. that's according to the national
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
:16. a hurricane watch has been extended to virginia beaches. it's creeping up the coast. it's a matter of timing and expecting conditions within the next 36-48 hours as we're a day and a half away from the storm impact us weather-wise. waves will build up today and tomorrow and then really especially as they head through friday morning. there's hurricane earl, fiona lagging behind. winds now 125 miles per hour. it's a category 3 storm, weaker than it was just yesterday, but it's still a major hurricane and still chugging to the northwest at 14 miles per hour, which means it's a fast-moving system and although it's slowing down a little bit, it's still expected to be a fast pass as it rolls up the east coast. that was a fast transition. i want to show you what we're expecting. winds forecast to be 120 miles per hour when it's off the north carolina coastline, and the actual hurricane force winds in this deeper shading here, it's 90 miles across clipping the outer banks, will it clip ocean this? the next time frame is the evening hours through saturday morning. we're right on the edge in ocean cit
in place north of sur city, north carolina/virginia border. it's g northeasterly track as we head into the labor day weekend and perhaps impacting the new england coast by this labor day weekend with destructive waves. peak wind gusts over 65 miles and rob and mike, perhaps even somevy r >> all right, jeannette, thank you. >>> as for the forecat noee som hail, gusty winds and a chance of tornados in wichita, omaha, and sioux city. showers and thunderstorms from the southern plains to the great lks. showers in the northern rockies. >> just shn and sea 91 in colorado springs. 95 in sacramento. 77 in fargo. 81 in chicago. 86 in detroit. 90s along the entire east coast and gulf coast. >>> in other news this morning defense secretary robert gates has arrived in iraq to meet with u.s. troops as they formally close down their combat mission. president obama made the formal announcement last night from the en n usement last night from the >> reporter: hi, rob,omor >> reporter: hi, rob,omor 2003 to declare war in iraq. and with ather i said, it's over. >> good evening. >> reporter: the ann
, virginia, and virginia beach. and suspended service until this morning between new york and boston. southwest airlines canceled 65 flights. while continental canceled about 60 departures from its hub at newark's liberty airport. and marysol castro is in montauk, new york, with more on the travel angle. mary, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. good morning, everyone. here at ditch plains, the aftermath. here, there was a lot of debris that washed ashore on the beaches and throughout the city streets. the other issue, of course, was the rough surf. at the height of the storm, 30-mile-per-hour to 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts. and very rough seas. 16-foot seas. this morning, you can still see the seas are angry. a few brave souls out there. but this is much calmer than what we saw overnight. heavy rain drenched long island, as earl pushed northward. massive waves scattering debris along the shoreline. nature's wrath making the roads unsafe. hundreds of vacationers here in montauk are holed up in their hotel rooms, as the driving rain and wind pass through. last-minute emergency
the largest storm on the planet. about the sides of north carolina, south carolina and virginia combined. hard to miss it on radar. you see it on enhanced radar imagery, it's just off the coast of the carolinas. i can tell you the first impact on the united states is heavy surf. in terms of power ali was talking about moments ago, 145-mile-an-hour max sustained winds. gusts at 175. and this powerhouse is expected to roar its way to the north. where exactly is it going to go? according to the path of the hurricane center, the storm is expected to make a northerly jog over the next two days. by 2:00 in the morning on friday, should be just east of the outer banks. this thing say huge storm. so many people in the carolina coast dealing with heavy winds, of course, strong surf, tremendous waves. there will be millions without power before all said and done. as the storm is expected to move through, a category 3 storm. early saturday morning, a category 2 storm, perhaps, just off the coast cape cod with winds of 100 miles per hour. keep in mind these storms are very fickle and may jog out closer to
earl lashing north carolina right now already being felt in virginia and our own janice dean has the very latest for us tracking the storm. >> and b.p. says it may have to stop paying for the damage in the gulf. get this, the company is blaming president obama. we're gonna tell you why. >> hold on for it. wait for it. jerry lewis wants to smack a woman. >> no way! >> smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman. >> what would you say to her? >> i would say you deserve this and nothing else, whack! >> wow! lady! >> i'm gonna slap you. who is he so angry about? "fox & friends" starts right now. >> lady! >> good morning, everyone were it is now the 6:00 hour on the east coast here and we're tracking this big, huge storm. brian and steve both off today. we have peter johnson jr. and mike is back. we haven't seen each other for so long. we see each other but not work together. >> it's been three or four years. we see each other in the building. >> sometime in the show, i'm going to share a secret about you. there's many but i'm going to share one. in the meantim
been issued for east coast of the u.s. from north carolina northeast ward to the north carolina/virginia border. the hurricane watch has been adjusted northward and extends from the state line there up to delaware. you can see that there. and we also have tropical storm warnings that have been issued from cape fear westward. that's including a much greater area here, warning people they need to be prepared for the storm. if you are in the warning area now, you need to rush everything you need to do before the hurricane arrives. rush to completion. make sure you have the three-supplies of food and water as well as batteries. your noaa weather radio because you could lose power. let's show you the latest forecast track. i don't think this has changed at all. it looks the same as the last advisory. i will read the discussion and see if there are notes if there but it looks the same, and the timing looks the same as well. the category 3 storm moving in. we will continue to monitor the situation. the winds getting rough. we are seeing live pictures of the carolinas, and you mentioned the rip
carolina and extreme southeast virginia early thursday morning, just a small change in the direction of the storm could raise an impact and the large waves, beach erosion and rip currents will be a problem up and down the east coast until earl is gone. >> we're already seeing the first mandatory evacuation on north carolina's ocrocoke island. how are you managing evacuations all up and down and in what regions? >> well the evacuations are of course are the authority of the local officials so we don't make that call. we will probably have to go with some warnings later on "today" as the storm gets closer and that will probably trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far off
the east coast. virginia and maryland, you get it friday morning into friday night, and weaken to a category 2 most likely. jersey shore friday night into early saturday morning. then it weakens again most likely to a category 1. then rolls to long island, into cape cod saturday and saturday night and maine into sunday. watch those rip currents. much more weather ahead in a couple minutes. we'll send it back to you in new york. >> dave, thanks. >>> after seven long years president obama formally ended the u.s. combat operations in iraq last night. during his speech he declared it was time to turn a page and focus on problems back here at home in the u.s. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president was speaking last night from the oval office to underscore the gravity of the situation. he framed his announcement as a promise kept. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their current. >> reporter: th
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